aynelson, i am in the same exact position as you!
for the most part, im not "too" worried. I plan on currying and brushing with a really stiff brush from most of the winter, and not worrying about Sonny before perfectly clean. Since his face is white and gets dirty easily, i have baby whipes that i am going to use on his face, and in fact can be used anywhere on the body. And they don't require hot water :). I might end up buying a cleaning product to spray on him, but thats only if he gets really bad.